Yesterday, when she stopped by to sign books at The Signed Page, we spoke at length about her new book, Dark Currents. She is largely known for her epic sprawling historical sagas similar to what Guy Gavriel Kay writes and is considered one of the more adept writers at dealing with that complicated issue known as—sex. She weaves dozens of plotlines, fantastically brilliant characters, and themes throughout a book until it is a massive tome.
What makes her amazing though is her willingness to try something new. She has done that with Dark Currents, her first foray into urban fantasy. She has loved the genre for years and when it became time to switch gears and push herself in a new direction, she chose urban fantasy.
That’s how Daisy Johanssen was born…
Here’s more about Dark Currents:
Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy novels, presents an all-new world featuring a woman caught between the normal and paranormal worlds, while enforcing order in both. Introducing Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn…
The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.
To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly.
But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.
Last night, Jacqueline visited the University Bookstore in Seattle, WA to discuss Dark Currents, read from next year’s book which is tentatively titled Autumn Bones, and answer questions from her audience!
Here is that video:
Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey is in fine bookstores now!
If you like urban fantasy, definitely read it!
You won’t regret it!